Para que el dinero de la compra beneficie a Performing Life todas las entradas deben comprarse online a través del enlace que aparece más abajo, introduciendo el código promocional PLBOLIVIALA17
Cirque Du Soleil has partnered with Performing Life to help us raise money to help disadvantaged children living in deprived areas in Cochabamba, Bolivia. We have 100 tickets to the LUZIA show in LOS ANGELES on Thursday December 14th at the Dodger Stadium. Buy tickets for the show and 90 percent of the profits will go to Performing Life to help expand our Social Circus Outreach Programs to include more youth and families.
For the money to benefit Performing Life, all tickets must be purchased using the link below and you have to enter the following promo code PLBOLIVIALA17
Performing Life teaches performing arts, especially circus skills, to children and teens in low-income areas around Cochabamba, Bolivia.
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Last night, the Performing Life grown-ups were at Parlana, Cochabamba’s language exchange night, selling bracelets and CDs made by the children. We also held a raffle for some rather excellent cheese!
Fun was had. Balls were juggled. And a TV crew interviewed Adalid about our work, so stay tuned for that next week.
Thanks to Parlana’s guests, we raised BOB515. All the bracelet money will go straight into the bank accounts of the children and mums who made them. Raffle and CD money will go towards our Christmas celebration for the families in our programme. This sum will really help us out with costs – thanks so much, Parlana!
The bracelets make a great, portable Christmas present. They’re hand-made by Performing Life’s member families and all profits go straight to them. Learn more about our bracelet programme here.
We’re back at Parlana next week for another round, so come along and check it out! It’s at Muela del Diablo, a rock cafe which I’m assured does great food.
Two weeks ago, we launched part two of our campaign, ‘Sending Escarlet to College’! Our first campaign, which concluded last month, successfully raised the initial $5000 of Escarlet’s tuition, allowing her to begin her studies at Lewis and Clark State College in Idaho in January 2016. However, in order for Escarlet to complete her first semester, we are still in need of $7000. Please help Escarlet, and all of us at Performing Life/Fundacion EnseñARTE, make this a reality by donating and sharing today!
Donations can be made, and more information about Escarlet’s story can be found, by following the link below:
Today is the first working day of our new Circus Director Daniela. Welcome in our team; eres muy bienvenida! The next months she will work together with Adaly and from 2016 she is the one who will manage the Circus Program. To know something more about her, here is a introduction;
My name is Daniela Vilar Franco, I was born in Sucre but have lived in Cochabamba since I was one year old. Our economic condition was always difficult, but my mother put us in academically and socially good schools. My father never participated in household responsibilities and problems with alcoholism and violence were present. This is one of the reasons why my mom and dad separated.
When I left school, I studied various subjects in different areas, through which I found the most appropriate subject that matched my interests; Cinematography. This career led me to documentary works in the streets and communities of Bolivia. After gaining experience in cinematography I have worked in the arts of street-circus in Bolivia for several years. Additionally, I have worked in circus with children from the streets and markets in several cities in Ecuador (Quito, Ibarra, Cuenca and Guayaquil). These experiences have taught me a lot about the reality that the children in Latin America face.
When I returned to Bolivia, after several years abroad, I met John and closely saw his work with the children of Cochabamba. I had the opportunity to teach acrobatics in the aerial tissue to one of the members of Performing Life, Adalid Coca, who was an excellent student!
A couple of months ago I heard that Performing Life was searching for a new director in the Circus Arts. I immediately felt free to send my curriculum because the work they do is of much interest to me both personally and professional. When I heard that I will be part of Performing Life it was one of the best news I received! I personally commit to do my job with all the enthusiasm, dedication, responsibility, initiative and professionalism it deserves and needs!
Daniela Franco Vilar
We have reached the $5000 goal for Escarlet’s crowdfunding campaign, we said goodbye to 10 volunteers, and we welcomed 1 great new volunteer. In the morning class there was an average of 18 children each day and in the afternoon 51 kids are attending. In our Bracelet Program 9 participants have invested money; of which 2 families started a small business, 1 family built a house consisting of two rooms, 4 families supported the education of their children, 1 family invested in acquiring a house on ‘Anticretico’ and 1 family used part of their money to improve the health of the mother.
Finally, last but not least; Tony Bellizzi, from the Hope for the Children Foundation, together with 5 young volunteers were our guests for 3.5 days for the annual HFC Mission Trip.